Is Cheratussin Ac Gluten Free? Other Drugs?

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Does Cheratussin AC contain any gluten ingredients, among other drugs?

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Tracy Says:

I have celiac and can't take any medications or vitamins which contain gluten ingredients.

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Deb Says:

Hi Tracy, So do I, and I just found out recently. Would you happen to have a list of vitamins/medicine that are gluten-free? I would have to have hidden gluten in my vitamins/medicine while I avoid all that food!

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Susan Says:

Re: Deb (# 2)

Shaklee Vitimans are gluten free I have Celiac and have been using them for years

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Roy Says:

According to DailyMed, Cheratussin AC contains the following INACTIVE ingredients:

- alcohol
- caramel
- citric acid
- FD&C red #40
- flavor
- glycerin
- menthol racemic
- purified water
- saccharin sodium
- sodium benzoate
- sorbitol solution

The manufacturer is Par (now owned by Endo), NDC 0603-1075.

I don't believe any of those ingredients would contain gluten, although I don't know what is contained in their "flavor".

As to other vitamins and medications, one would need to list specifics in order to look up the inactive ingredients and help determine whether there are any gluten-containing compounds.

Update June 13, 2019: I called Par at (800) 828-9393, option 2 - and asked whether Cheratussin contains any gluten. I was told that as of Jan 4 2019, the ingredients are NOT recognized gluten sources ... however they do not test for trace amounts of gluten during the manufacturing process, and their manufacturers are subject to change.

So in other words, the active and inactive ingredients do not contain any gluten ... but they cannot guarantee that trace amounts of gluten don't get into the product during the manufacturing process (i.e. it's not officially certified as gluten free). I suspect they have to say this as a way to protect themselves from liability. If you have an acute gluten sensitivity or Celiac then definitely make your doctor aware before taking this or any other medication.

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Susan Says:

Re: Roy (# 4)

I wonder about the Carmel ?, I don't know about other folks but If there is an absolute NO Gluten I can't afford physical to use it. my body reacts in any where to 2-4 hrs to Gluten !!!

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Nick Says:

Re: Susan (# 5)

I think I'm going to try and find the company's # or email who makes this and see what they say about that. And I'm also curious what the ingredient "flavor" means.

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Roy Says:

Please see my updated message # 4 ... I called Par (the manufacturer) and got more details from someone. I hope this helps anyone who is wondering!

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